For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — On May 30 the Wisconsin Lions Camp, owned and operated by the Wisconsin Lions Foundation Inc., begins its 61st year of camping for youth and adults with disabilities.
The 11-week summer camping program is provided free of charge, made possible by the financial support of the Lions, Lioness, and Leo Clubs of Wisconsin. Individuals and corporate donors also assist the Lions with financial support to make the camp possible.
Specialized camping sessions are scheduled for youth and adults who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing. Camping sessions are also scheduled for youth who socially or educationally function as having an intellectual disability or educational autism as well as for youth with diabetes.
The Lions Camp provides summer employment opportunities in positions of cabin counselors, program specialists, and nurses. Male counselors and nurses are in greatest need. For a fee, a counselor-in-training program for youth ages 16 and 17 is also offered.
In addition to the regular summer camping program, the Wisconsin Lions Camp has rental opportunities during the offseason. The facility is available to rent with preference given to school groups, organizations serving persons with disabilities, and other nonprofit entities.
Camper applications or information on summer employment opportunities may be obtained by contacting Wisconsin Lions Camp, 3834 County Road A, Rosholt, WI 54473; 715-677-4969; or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available at wisconsinlionscamp.com.